Church profile: Church of the Transfiguration, Cranston

Christ calls us to love. The Church of the Transfiguration lives into that mission with great delight. What other church invites you to enter through a whale’s mouth, has parishioners dancing in the aisles or takes 29 members to visit a member in a nursing home? Whether holding a Taizé service, keeping the Maundy Thursday Watch or meeting for Saturday morning prayer, our love for Jesus is clear.
Our desire for mission pours out to our neighbors. “Transfig” is home to SAGE, Memory Café, four Alcoholics Anonymous groups, the Edgewood Pawtuxet Food Closet, Touch of Heaven thrift shop, Beautiful Day and Lydia’s Luxury Items For Less.
We are firm in our belief that Christ’s love is looking for innovative and joy-filled ways to be expressed. We gather for Bible, Brunch and Brew at local pubs and recently launched virtual church service to keep us connected despite miles or weather.
Our education programs are a “holy hoot” and draw not only Episcopalians but also Roman Catholics, seekers and, on occasion, a devout atheist. Joy-filled love is what Transfig is all about.
Church of the Transfiguration, 1665 Broad St., Cranston; 401-461-3142; The Rev Dr. Michele Matott, priest-in-charge. Visitation January 13 Website
Maundy Thursday at Church of the Transfiguration